Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus


Hindustan Times, 25-07-2020 11:59:53


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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus

“I am following all Covid-19 guidelines and have quarantined myself as per the advice of the doctors,” the chief minister said on Twitter after the announcement.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Saturday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and will get admitted to a hospital as advised by doctors.

Chouhan made the announcement in a series of tweets.

“My dear countrymen, I had symptoms of COVID-19 and after the test my report has come back positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that whoever came in contact with me, must get their corona test done. And my close contacts should quarantine themselves,” Chouhan said in a tweet in Hindi.

“If COVID19 is treated on time, a person is completely cured. I have been reviewing the status of corona infection every evening since March 25. I will try to review corona situation through video conferencing as much as possible now,” he added.

The chief minister said the review meeting will now be held by home minister Narottam Mishra, urban development and administration minister Bhuppendra Singh, health education minister Vishvas Sarang and health minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary in his absence.

“I will also continue to do everything possible to help control COVID19 in the state during treatment,” he said.

Chouhan later tweeted that he is going to be admitted to the Chirayu Hospital, a dedicated Covid-19 institute.

“A corona patient should not insist that they want to stay in home quarantine or not go to the hospital. We should follow the instructions of the doctors,” he said in that tweet.

One of Chouhan’s ministerial colleagues tested positive for Covid-19 late on July 22.

The chief minister along with the minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state unit president VD Sharma and state unit general secretary (organisation) Suhas Bhagat had visited Lucknow in a government plane on July 21 to attend the funeral of MP governor Lalji Tandon who died away in the Uttar Pradesh capital, his hometown. during hospitalisation.

The minister is admitted to a private medical college’s teaching hospital in Bhopal.

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